Fwd: [sane-devel] Epson gt-8000 transparency experiment

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Thu, 27 Nov 2003 18:10:02 -0500

I've been switching back and forth between different machines (and  
different mailers). This mail was supposed to go to the mailing list as  

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Karl Heinz Kremer <khk@khk.net>
> Date: Thu Nov 27, 2003  5:11:14 PM America/New_York
> To: Bart Buitinga <bartbuitinga@xs4all.nl>
> Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Epson gt-8000 transparency experiment
> Hi Bart,
> the scanner detects the TPU at startup, so there is no flag that you  
> have to set in an .INI file, or anything like this.
> Look at this usenet article:  
> http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF- 
> 8&safe=off&selm=xaPi4.25663%24A5.431213%40news1.rdc1.bc.home.com
> It describes how this works with an EPSON Perfection 1200. The gt-8000  
> may use the same mechanism, or it may not... It's up to you to find  
> this out :-)
> Hope this helps,
> Karl Heinz
> On Thursday, November 27, 2003, at 03:02 PM, Bart Buitinga wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Although not a SANE user, I'd like to try and post a question about a  
>> hardware experiment on a Epson gt-8000.
>> It occurred to me that if it is possible to project a negative on the  
>> scanners glass pane using a slide accessory, it might also work to  
>> use a photo magnifier (I mean the thing used to print in a (B&W)  
>> darkroom, an Opemus 11 to be precise) with some kind of half  
>> transparent projection surface, just if I would succeed in scanning  
>> with the lights off.
>> I guess that normally the scanner would notice a device connected to  
>> the 15 pin entrance on the rear, and maybe it would just be a matter  
>> of shortcircuiting some of its contacts, but maybe there is a trick  
>> to do it with one of the ini's that twain32 (win95) uses. (In the  
>> latter case I hope there's a similar linux option or continue my  
>> quest elsewhere)
>> So please let me know if my question can be answered here...
>> Regards from Arnhem, Netherlands,
>> Bart Buitinga
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